"Night Walkers"

It’s three o’clock in the morning,
You find yourself pacing the house.
Your spouse of loved one is either undisturbed or doesn’t understand what is haunting you.
It comes on suddenly, no warning, no chance to attempt to keep it at bay.

It’s a call.
Maybe one you haven’t dealt with yet,
One you though you dealt with just fine.
Maybe its one that has haunted your nights before.

Maybe last night, maybe a month ago, maybe fifteen years ago when you started this career.
Maybe it’s a call you though you already put to rest, but something has triggered it,
Something has made it real again.

Maybe a smell, a color, a texture, a particular wound.
Maybe nothing at all, but all of the sudden you there again reliving it,
And its real.

Your senses are sharp!
Your walking the halls of your house in search of something you can’t find.

Maybe mad that you can’t sleep,
Embarrassed this is happening to you.

Your not a wimp, you think!
You’re a strong person…you can control your emotions!

What’s wrong are you normal? What’s the deal?

I call them night walkers.

Welcome to EMS!


Cassie W.


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